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    We will keep him in our thoughts and remember that we are here to support you. We will be waiting to hear what the vet says.
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    Well, we're back from the vet.

    The good news is that Linus' heart and lungs sound good and he continues to eat and drink well.

    The bad news is they think he has some kind of upper respiratory infection causing severe congestion, probably due to allergies. Allergies! Damn them, this year, they are awful!

    Anyway, since I can't lift Linus in my car, I had to trust my husband to take him, which results in a strange antibiotic given to Linus by injection called Convenia. Apparently it replaces taking an antibiotic by pill over the course of a week but I am a bit concerned because I've never heard of it and it sounds like it's pretty new. Anyone ever try Convenia?

    He also got some hydrocodone to help stop the wheezing and coughing.

    Since this is likely the product of horrendous allergies around here, we also started Linus on cyclosporine, which is the allergy medicine that Truman is on, to at least control symptoms during this season to try to make sure he doesn't get sick again.

    Since he's so congested and is wheezing hard and throwing up when he gets excited or exerts himself, we are supposed to keep him pretty quiet until he starts feeling better, which will hopefully be soon. He sounds so bad right now!

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    Oh and we also put him on an Omega-3 supplement to try to help his fur, which is really ratty looking due to allergies too! It was nice and shiny before we hit March.

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    So glad it is nothing serious..... never heard of the antibiotic that he got, interesting though.

    Damn allergies are brutal this year... Banks is servering too, all she wants to do is sleep.
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    I'm sorry this is happening to Linus but I'm happy they were able to diagnose it. On the news I've heard that this is the worst year we've had for allergies in a really long time. I pray he will get better quick.

    I can completely relate on how you feel with him and his age but have seen so many posts on how long these little angels live it makes me feel better. We just worry because we love them so much.

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    I'm happy that the vet was able to rule out any problems w/Linus's heart and lungs, and that what he's got is treatable. The hydrocodone might make him sleepy so you may expect to see him dozing more. Fingers and everything else crossed that Linus will start to feeling better very soon!




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    Checking in on Linus, so relieved to see your update, thank you!

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    Just checking in on Linus hoping today is a better day with lots of really good naps!
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    Quote Originally Posted by christyjulene View Post
    Just checking in on Linus hoping today is a better day with lots of really good naps!
    Thank you - he is doing better today! He was even begging when I was eating my dinner, which he hasn't been up to. He sounds better too so I hope with some more rest, he will back to his old self.

    The allergies this season are just astoundingly bad in Arizona!

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    Glad to hear that he is better! I live in Southwest Colorado and I can't see my neighbors house. The wind is blowing the dust so hard the sky is brown. Take care of each other!
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    Thank you - he is doing better today! He was even begging when I was eating my dinner, which he hasn't been up to. He sounds better too so I hope with some more rest, he will back to his old self.

    The allergies this season are just astoundingly bad in Arizona!
    Sorry I haven't kept up but everyone is better here too with the sneezing and runny nose/ eyes. I think it's the creasote Jill! It started as soon as they started blooming! Jesse had a rash on her girlie bits with our first ever interdigital cyst, Yuna was sneezing like crazy but we now know her immune system was jacked with that bowel obstruction. Molly has stopped itching so finally maybe we can all rest, until next year when they bloom again!

    So glad Linus is feeling better! Give him a kiss from me!


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    Quote Originally Posted by desertskybulldogs View Post
    Sorry I haven't kept up but everyone is better here too with the sneezing and runny nose/ eyes. I think it's the creasote Jill! It started as soon as they started blooming! Jesse had a rash on her girlie bits with our first ever interdigital cyst, Yuna was sneezing like crazy but we now know her immune system was jacked with that bowel obstruction. Molly has stopped itching so finally maybe we can all rest, until next year when they bloom again!

    So glad Linus is feeling better! Give him a kiss from me!


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    Will do! It was a rough go this spring! Almost can't wait for the heat to come!

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